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We’ve been making our Liposomal Glutathione since 2004
Glutathione is a naturally occurring protein that is made by every cell in your body. It functions to:
– Neutralize and remove toxins
– Enhance immune function
– Protect the cells from free radicals that cause oxidation damage.
To read more about the science behind our Liposomal Glutathione follow the “Research” link at the top. This section is reserved for healthcare professionals.
Glutathione is the most abundant cellular antioxidant in oxygen-using cells. Alterations, including deficiencies in glutathione levels, have been found in several neurological conditions.
Glutathione is also essential for the body’s detoxification process. It binds with toxins to form a water-soluble complex that can be excreted through the liver.
Diminished levels of glutathione can lead to decreased efficiency in a number of body systems, including the immune cells designed to kill invading organisms. A wide range of health conditions are associated with low levels of glutathione.
Through a unique process we place reduced glutathione into liposomes, liquid bubbles made from essential phospholipids, to ensure bioavailability.
Our liposome technology is unique and received a patent in 2013.
A liposome is an extremely small (1/2 the width of a human hair), multi-layered bubble (called a vesicle). Liposomes have a fat-soluble exterior and an interior that is watery. They are made from the same type of material as our cell membranes, phospholipids.
The phospholipids in our liposomes are derived from lecithin, which is an extraction taken from soy oil. There is no soy protein in the product.
The unique structure of liposomes allows them to encapsulate biologically active ingredients. In the case of glutathione, the liposomes keep it in its “reduced”, or biologically active state. The liposomes in our products are very stable, which allows use in an oral drink or an oral spray.
Liposomes penetrate mucosal tissues allowing for rapid release into the blood stream. Nutrients that are not in liposomes have to pass through the stomach to reach the liver where they are metabolized and released into the bloodstream. Some nutrients are destroyed or compromised by stomach acids. Liposomes avoid the digestive system.
A paper published in 1965 (Bangham, A.D., Standish, M.M. and Watkins, J.C. (1965) J. Mol. Biol. 13, 238-252) described these vesicles for the first time. Since then they have been the subject of great interest and study. A liposomal delivery system of certain anti-cancer drugs has been used to target various malignancies, and other applications for liposomes range from gene therapy to skin care. Currently there are over 40,000 articles listed on the PubMed website (www.pubmed.gov) that relate to studies done using liposomes.